Successful Fundraising Strategies (New Date)

  • 10 Jun 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Columbus Humane (3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct, Hilliard, OH 43026)

Successful Fundraising Strategies

June 10, 2020 at Columbus Humane

(3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct, Hilliard, OH 43026)




10:30–11:00 a.m.        


11:00 a.m.–Noon         

Grant Seeking is Like a Pit Bull: It's Not Really Scary* 

Speaker: Kristi Boger, Director of Grants Management for the Ohio Environmental Council 

This session will briefly touch on the entire grant life cycle and provide tips and guidance for those without a lot of time to dedicate to grants management. Topics will include: 

  • Finding opportunities: prospect identification, research, and relationship building 
  • Telling your story: compelling proposals, storytelling for grants, and technical drafting tips 
  • Building your grant readiness: standard grant documents, budgets, gathering and re-purposing content 
  • Stewardship, grant reporting and tracking tools 

Noon1:15 p.m.        

Lunch & Tour

1:15-2:30 p.m.           

Going Beyond the Bake Sale: Attracting & Fostering Major Donors*

Speakers: Mike Schmidt, Executive Vice President & Partner, Cramer & Associates, Dublin, OH, and Lori Carlson, Executive Director, Licking County Humane Society and President of the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation

Are you ready to elevate your fundraising from transactional to transformational? Learn strategies from seasoned successful fundraisers how to identify your needs and set realistic expectations; identify potential donors, including a profile of typical animal welfare donors; identify the best course of action to meet your goals, whether it be through a capital campaign for a new facility or major improvements to your existing facility, an annual fund for ongoing income or legacy gifts for future needs; the “do’s” and “don’ts” of asking for money; and tracking donors, donations and follow up touch points. We will also discuss tips on how to use your board effectively, general relationship management and marketing.         

2:30–2:45 p.m.        


2:45–3:30 p.m.        

Attracting & Fostering Major Donors, continued


All of these courses have been pre-approved for a total of 3 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.


$20 Ohio Fed Members

$25 Non-members

Includes lunch


© 2018 Ohio Federated Humane Societies (d.b.a. Ohio Animal Welfare Federation)

Ohio Federated Humane Societies is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 21328, Columbus, OH 43221 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software